England stretch lead over West Indies despite early stutter

Ben Stokes has been battling a bruised right heel

England were 19 without loss in their second innings at the close, an overall lead of 142 runs on an eventful day in which 16 wickets fell.

While England were convincingly beaten in the opening two Test matches of the series, Root pulled out a captain's performance on day three at the Daren Sammy Stadium to put the tourists in control of the third Test.

Brought into the team for the first time this series, Wood offered England genuine pace of more than 90 miles per hour (145 kph).

Stokes moved on to 79 - his best Test score since he was involved in an incident outside a Bristol nightclub in 2017 that resulted in a suspension - but when his mistimed hook off Kemar Roach was brilliantly taken by a diving Shane Dowrich, England unravelled.

Opener John Campbell top-scored for West Indies with 41 before being trapped leg before wicket by Moeen Ali, who returned 4-36.

England's strike bowler continued his onslaught against the home team by sending the exciting Shimron Hetmyer (8) and the experienced Darren Bravo (6) back to the pavilion in quick succession.

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With England having already lost the three-match series, Wood was recalled for his first Test appearance since May 2018 and made up for lost time with a devastating spell that included a pair of wickets in his first over.

West Indies, however, revealed that while they have an abundance of fast bowlers, their batting can still be brittle.

When West Indies do bat again they will either need to complete a record fourth-innings run-chase to win the match or bat out what remains of the final two days for a draw.

The second new ball, allied with good bowling and sharp fielding, helped West Indies restrict England's total to 277.

The 20-year-old, in his third Test, was the pick of the four-pronged West Indies pace attack and beat the batsmen regularly. Butler did not add to his overnight score, and the dismissal ended a 125-run partnership with Ben Stokes that had allowed England to climb out of an early hole. Roach finished with 4-48, while Gabriel, Alzarri Joseph and Keemo Paul collected two wickets apiece.

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